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'2001' monolith in Utah has now disappeared

By T.K. Randall
November 30, 2020 · Comment icon 111 comments

Who put this here and what happened to it ? Image Credit: Utah Department of Public Safety
The mysterious monolith found in the Utah desert has now been inexplicably removed by 'an unknown party'.
Last week we reported that a helicopter pilot who had been helping wildlife resource officers count bighorn sheep in Utah had discovered a real-life version of the mysterious monolith featured in Arthur C. Clarke's science-fiction masterpiece '2001: A Space Odyssey'.

Crafted from solid metal, the artefact, which was situated in a remote rocky outcropping, appeared to have been planted in the ground deliberately, perhaps as some sort of modern art piece.

Since them, officials have revealed that the artefact has in fact completely disappeared after being removed from the site by 'an unknown party'.

"We have received credible reports that the illegally installed structure, referred to as the 'monolith' has been removed from Bureau of Land Management public lands by an unknown party," they wrote.
"The BLM did not remove the structure which is considered private property. We do not investigate crimes involving private property which are handled by the local sheriff's office."

"The structure has received international and national attention and we received reports that a person or group removed it on the evening of Nov. 27."

Some visitors to the site have since claimed that the object was actually stolen and that they had seen a pickup truck carrying something away from the scene, however this has yet to be confirmed.

As for who put it there in the first place - nobody seems to know.

Source: The Guardian | Comments (111)

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Comment icon #102 Posted by XenoFish 3 years ago
Just got a memo from the maintenance division of the illuminati. They finish tuning up the ley lines in that area. Nothing to worry about. Nothing at all.
Comment icon #103 Posted by Kleng 3 years ago
Wait, so a photographer was there, watched it be deconstructed and carried off, but failed to get pictures of the process?    Riiight...
Comment icon #104 Posted by Desertrat56 3 years ago
No, there was a photo from his friend's phone. 
Comment icon #105 Posted by susieice 3 years ago
Now there's one in California.
Comment icon #106 Posted by OverSword 3 years ago
Comment icon #107 Posted by susieice 3 years ago
California's monolith is gone. Now there's one in Texas. Even the hippos at the San Antonio Zoo have one.
Comment icon #108 Posted by susieice 3 years ago
There's one on a college campus in Austin too.
Comment icon #109 Posted by susieice 3 years ago
There's one on the Isle of Wight now. It's wooden with a mirror cover.
Comment icon #110 Posted by susieice 3 years ago
One in the Netherlands.
Comment icon #111 Posted by jethrofloyd 3 years ago
Mysterious monoliths on the move: New one appears in San Luis Obispo The curious case of the moving monolith has a new wrinkle as yet another mysterious silver structure has appeared in Southern California, this time in the Los Padres National Forest.

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